Compliance Program Promotes High Ethical Standards

October 24, 2019

Keeping up its tradition of encouraging employees to follow the highest of standards, United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) announced today that it will be recognizing National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week, November 3-9, 2019. The UCHS compliance program promotes high ethical standards, enforces government rules and regulations, and keeps risk management at the forefront of all employees.

Employees from each of four UCHS communities submitted names of their peers who deserve special recognition for their personal commitment to high ethical standards and show support of the UCHS Compliance and Ethics Program.  These employees were recognized and awarded for their exceptional commitment to the organization’s ethical standards.

Awards were presented to:

Abernethy Laurels (Newton, NC)

-Amy Carter

-Gay Hunsucker

-Kathy Mellon

Piedmont Crossing (Thomasville, NC)

-Mary Burton

-Robert Symanski

-Sherry Bumgarner

Lake Prince Woods (Suffolk, VA)

-Carol Johanningsmeier

-Edith Wilson

-Jeff Jacobs

Carolina SeniorCare (Lexington, NC)

-Greg Embler

-Joyce Sanders

-Mary Tuitt

“Each year UCHS evaluates the effectiveness our Compliance and Ethics Program, which we first implemented in 2001.  The feedback we receive from our employees is an important part of the evaluation process.  When employees respond to the compliance questionnaire each year, they also submit the names of individuals they believe should receive special recognition for their personal commitment to ethical behavior in the workplace.  The commitment of employees who receive recognition each year is vital in promoting a culture of high ethical standards throughout UCHS,” shared Steve Paterson, Chief Quality and Compliance Officer.

United Church Homes & Services (UCHS), a not-for-profit corporation located in Newton, NC, operates three continuing care retirement communities, a PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), and seven affordable senior housing communities across North Carolina and Virginia.  For additional information, contact Joy Cline at 465-8014 or visit our website at